D’Agostino credits her experience as a student-athlete for preparing her for a professional career as a runner, both on and off the track.
Michmerhuizen graduated from Calvin College and now puts the lessons she learned as a student-athlete to use as she pursues her Ph.D. in pharmacology, hoping to one day find better treatments for people with diabetes.
Hixson began pole vaulting because her brother did. But she beat his record and kept going.
Paralympian and former student-athlete April Holmes will be honored with the 2015 Inspiration Award at the NCAA Convention in January in Washington, D.C.